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Neighbors rescue resident from burning apartment

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Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:15 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: fire, emergency, baton rouge, kitchen, cooking, rescue

BATON ROUGE- A person was pulled from a burning apartment when flames erupted from a stove Monday night.

The fire began around 7:30 and was caused by "unattended cooking" a fire department spokesperson said in a news release. The fire happened at a complex in the 5200 block of Hollywood.

The person inside was rescued by neighbors before the first fire crews arrived on the scene, which took about five minutes from the time of the dispatch. The unidentified fire victim was transported to an area hospital. Their condition was not released.

Only one unit was damaged.
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